King Bhumibol & Queen Sirikit current events: Feb 2006-
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King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 78, pays his respect at the Rama I monument in honour of the start of the Chakri dynasty in Bangkok April 6, 2006. The start of the Chakri dynasty, which has ruled Thailand for more then 200 years, is celebrated as a national holiday.
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A TV grab show Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej speaking to a group of senior judges at his palace in Hua Hin south of Thailand, 25 April 2006. Thailand's widely respected king rejected the opposition's calls to appoint a new prime minister to end the country's long-running political crisis while branding recent elections undemocratic.
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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej inspects the royal parade of honor.
His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej was named on April 16, 2006, as the year's United Nations Development Programme Award winner for his decades-long dedication to the country's development through royal works and many royally initiated projects. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will present the award in May.
The Thai king celebrates the 60th anniversary of his rule in June, a celebration to which all the world's royalty have been invited.
photo taken on December 2, 2003
courtesy of Corbis
Thai king asks courts to intervene
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Thailand's influential king asked the country's top courts to resolve an impending political crisis over elections that have failed to fill a new Parliament, saying Tuesday he would not intervene to appoint an interim government.
He also criticized the recent elections, in which the ruling party ran unopposed in many constituencies because of an opposition boycott, as undemocratic.
"We have to find a way to solve the problem," King Bhumibol Adulyadej said in a rare public address. "Having an election with only one candidate running is impossible. This is not a democracy
Thai king refuses to appoint new PM
BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's widely respected king rejected the opposition's calls to appoint a new prime minister to end the country's long-running political crisis while branding recent elections undemocratic.
In his first public remarks on the issue, King Bhumibol Adulyadej rebuffed opposition calls that he intervene after mass protests forced Thaksin Shinawatra to announce he would not take the top post in a new government.
Thai king urges top judges to end political crisis
BANGKOK, April 25 (Reuters) - Thailand's constitutional king urged top judges on Tuesday to help end the country's political crisis after an inconclusive general election left it unlikely to elect a new prime minister and form a government.
In a rare intervention, King Bhumibol Adulyadej told senior judges he summoned to his seaside palace in Hua Hin he could not produce a solution to a crisis he said would put the country in jeopardy.
"It is a mess," the 78-year-old king, who is due to celebrate his 60th anniversary on throne on June, told Supreme Court judges after an opposition boycott of a snap election and by-elections left some parliamentary seats empty.
"You'd better discuss with others what solutions are available, otherwise the country will be in jeopardy," the world's longest living monarch told them in meetings broadcast on television.
photo from reuters :
27 March 2006
His Majesty the King and his favourite pet dog Khun Tongdaeng take a walk around the Suwannachat therapeutic swimming pool at Kasetsart University.
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ps. i can tell you that His Majesty's dog is very famous... he even got his own autobiography book !! :D :D
On May 25 - 27, 2006, His Majesty the King will be presented with UNDP Award.
The ceremony will take place in Klai Klang Won Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan Province.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan will visit Thailand to present the United Nations Development Program Award to His Majesty the King. The award presentation is meant to honor His Majesty on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebrations of his accession to the throne this year. It is also in recognition of His Majesty’s unswerving dedication for the better living conditions of the Thai people. His Majesty has initiated many development projects, which have brought progress and prosperity to the country throughout his 60 years on the throne.
(source : 60thcelebrations.com)
HM the King offers condolence to Indonesia's quake victims
BANGKOK, May 29 (TNA) - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has sent a condolence message to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Indonesian people, expressing his profound sadness on acknowledging the news on Saturday's devastating earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java.
His Majesty the King conveyed his sympathy, deeply, to the Indonesian government, families and victims of the killing quake, saying he shares their grief.
He also wished those injured from the earthquake to quickly recover.
Queen bestows quality emblem for Thai silk
The Agriculture Ministry will use a peacock emblem bestowed by Her Majesty the Queen to authenticate Thai silk and protect the reputation of the fine cloth from imitation fabrics. The Queen has spent years trying to preserve traditional methods of weaving silk that are considered part of the national heritage, caretaker Agriculture Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan said.
The quality of Thai silk had not previously been certified officially. This lack of standardisation had made it hard to maintain quality. The peacock emblem would be a guarantee of quality, make Thai silk more competitive globally and protect silk farmers from exploitation.
The national silkworm commission will scrutinise new criteria dividing Thai silk into four grades based on specific silk types and production processes, including weaving and dying, she said.
The oval peacock emblem will be in four colours indicating quality _ gold (premium, traditional methods), silver (classic Thai, specific silkworm breeds), blue (Thai silk, allows chemical dyes) and green (blends with other fabrics).
King to get rain patents
The National Research Council will present local and international rain-making patents to the King now that registration has been completed. The Royal Household Bureau earlier asked the council to seek registration of the patents.
The Intellectual Property Department issued the local patent on June 2, 2003.
The National Research Council sought international registration with the European Patent Office, which issued patent 1491088 for the King's ''Weather Modification by Royal Rainmaking Technology'' on Oct 12, 2005, council secretary-general Anont Boonyaratavej said. The council is seeking an audience with the King to give him the patents.
Queen renews support for comatose Narathiwat teacher
SONGKHLA, June 10 (TNA) - Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on Saturday granted a new infusion of financial support to a teacher who was brutally beaten by villagers in Thailand's insurgency-plagued southern border region last month, in a high-profile incident of violence that shocked and saddened the nation.
Her Majesty granted money to pay for Juling's treatment
Songkhla - Her Majesty the Queen Saturday granted another Bt300,000 to pay for the treatment of teacher Juling Pangamoon.
It was the third time that Her Majesty sent money to help pay for the treatment of Juling.
Songkhla Governor Somporn Chaibangyang delivered the money to the Songkhla Provincial Hospital Saturday afternoon.
The governor said Her Majesty had concern over Juling's condition and wanted the hospital to take best care of her.
Queen Sirikit has undergone a successful operation on her right eye to repair a small tear in the retina.(AFP/Royal Bureau/File)
Thai king slightly injured during walking exercise
Sat Jul 8, 10:27 PM ET
BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has fractured his rib after stumbling during a walking exercise at the palace in Bangkok, the Royal Household Bureau has said.
The fracture was minor and the 78-year-old monarch's condition was improving, the bureau said, adding he was injured on June 24.
He also suffered bruises on his back and shoulder, it said in a statement.
The bureau did not say whether the world's longest-reigning monarch was hospitalized, but added doctors had urged him to refrain from carrying out royal duties for a while.
In late June, his 73-year-old wife, Queen Sirikit, underwent a successful operation on her right eye to repair a small tear in the retina.
Thai king recovering from minor injuries after fall Sunday July 9, 07:58 AM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, is recovering from minor injuries suffered in a fall last month, the royal palace said.
The 78-year-old King stumbled and fell while exercising on June 24, injuring his back and shoulder, a palace statement said late on Saturday.
"His condition has gradually improved and doctors recommend the King take some rest and refrain from official duties for some time," the statement said.
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King suffers cracked rib
(Official news release)
The Bureau of the Royal Household has issued a statement saying His Majesty the King has been suffering a cracked rib after a fall while taking a walking exercise on June 24th.
The statement, issued last night, said that at 6.19 p.m.on June 24th, while His Majesty was walking in front of Chitralada Villa, His Majesty stumbled and fell. After managing to stand up by himself, His Majesty went into the Chitralada Villa and found scratches on three areas of his skin. His back also bruised on the right side while his shoulder has a pain while changing positions and while walking.
The royal team of doctors gave His Majesty an x-ray, when they found a slight crack on the right side of His Majesty’s fourth rib. The royal doctors then prescribed the medicine for His Majesty, and the royal condition is improving day by day.
Following the mishap, the royal doctors advised His Majesty to rest and abstain from royal activities temporarily.
I'm very surprised why nobody walked with HM!?!:confused: He is almost 80 and should have someone always beside him.:(
this is Tongdaeng :
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej will undergo surgery this week to treat a degenerative spinal disorder that he has suffered from for years.
The palace says doctors will perform the surgery on Thursday in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital.
King to undergo spine operation
His Majesty the King will undergo an operation at Siriraj Hospital on Thursday to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, the Royal Household Bureau said yesterday.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back that can cause pressure on nerves to the legs.This year, on May 3, a team of doctors from Siriraj Hospital and several other hospitals held a meeting and concluded that a stenosis enlargement operation was needed.
The King suffered a fall while he was walking inside the Chitrlada Palace on June 24. Doctors found His Majesty had skin abrasions, bruises on the right side of his back and shoulder and a minor fracture to a rib.
In loving memory
His Majesty the King lights a candle to pay homage to the Princess Mother on the 11th anniversary of her death yesterday.(July 18,2006) The Ceremony was held at the Chitralada Palace.
Photo taken by Photo Courtesy of the BUREAU OF ROYAL HOUSEHOLD and Publish in Post Today newspaper
Books open to His Majesty's well-wishers
Get-well books will be set out at Siriraj Hospital, in all Bangkok district offices and across the nation for the public to wish His Majesty the King a speedy recovery from his operation tomorrow to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. The Royal Household Bureau said it will set up six tables on the ground floor of the hospital's 100 Years Pavilion for people to wish the King well. Books for VIPs will be prepared separately.
Well-wishers will be allowed to sign the books after the King arrives at the hospital tomorrow.
Following the operation, the King will recuperate in a ward at Siriraj Hospital's Chalermprakiat building.
Thousands of Thais yesterday prayed at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha for His Majesty the King, who will undergo surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis at Siriraj Hospatal today. They also prayed as part of the ceremony to consecrate Buddha amulets made for soldiers and policemen. A similar rite will be held at 5pm today to pray for the King's speedy recovery after the opration.
Bangkok Post Main Entrance Page
Nation prays for the King
His Majesty to have spine surgery tonight
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